Friday, February 28, 2014


As soon as I saw this new Schnibbles pattern by Carrie Nelson I was definitely hooked!

It was one that I had to make.

The blocks remind me of pinwheels spinning in the wind.  Perfect for Spring!


When Sherri and Sinta announced that for this month's parade we could choose whichever Schnibbles pattern we wanted, there was never a doubt in my mind that I was choosing Hook.

My new Botanics charm packs by Carol Friedlander and some bright white screen yardage from the same line had just arrived in the mail.

It was a perfect fit!

Don't you love it when things just work out like that!  

Although I love it and I'm glad I used it, that really light tone on tone crosshatch that I used for the background was a bit tricky.

  It can be difficult to tell which side of the fabric is the "right side" depending on the light.

Even thought I was aware of this, I still sewed one of the inside borders on the wrong way and I had to go back and redo it.

Of course, I didn't do this with any of the small pieces, it had to be one of the longest pieces of the quilt.

 That. Was. Frustrating.

I wish I could say that I'm sure it will never happen again, but I've done that before with a really light border fabric, so there's no telling!

It's all fixed and finished now and I'm so happy with how it turned out.

This orange and blue pinwheel.....that's what I'm calling probably my favorite!

I do have a least favorite too.

It's been banished to the back of the quilt, probably for use as a label.

I made up an extra one in the beginning, just in case, and I'm glad I did.

The color combination on that one just wasn't doing anything for me. 

This quilt was a joy to put together!

I absolutely love 60 degree triangles, so since this quilt was full of them, I was thrilled!

I just love how they go together.

It's fun that it was a little different than what I usually do.

I use Fon's and Porter's 60 Degree Pyramid Ruler that I had gotten for a previous project.

  A piece of blue painter's tape that I placed on the ruler at the correct measurement was really helpful to keep my triangles the correct size. 

My youngest son is taking Geometry right now, so he was really interested in how this one was cut out and put together.

This month's parade on Sherri's blog and on Sinta's blog too will be great!

Since anything goes, as far as Schnibbles pattern choices, it should be a spectacular parade!

Be sure to take a look this weekend and see what everyone chose to make.

This month was a slow blogging month for me.

That includes commenting too.

I just really didn't feel much like writing posts.  No particular reason why.

I was fairly busy, but I was still quilting.  I just needed a break from it I guess.

Since the posts weren't popping in my head, I decided not to worry about it much and I just considered it a little vacation from blogging.

Have you ever felt like that?

It's supposed to be fun, right?  No pressure?

So, I'm hoping to get more posts done next month and write more comments too.

I was still reading your posts, I was just being quieter about it than I normally am.

Thanks so much for coming back to visit and hopefully I'll be back soon!    


Terry said...

It looks wonderful! :0)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

This is just delightful! I do love that fabric line and the background choice really helps those pinwheels to pop.

JoAnne said...

I love it!!

carol fun said...

Very cool -- I thought about this one but ended up chosing another pattern - Gentle Art - because I thought it was a better fit for my fabrics. Hook does look wonderful in that collection. I'll remember this - have a great weekend!

Joyful Quilter said...

Hmmmm...have I ever not felt like blogging?

Hmmm...have I ever not felt like commenting?

Hmmm...have I ever sewn a white tone-on-tone wrong?

No, not me, I'd never do any of those things. ;o)

Love the quilt! All the bright colors really pop on the white background.

Sherri McConnell said...


Oddbjørg said...

What a lovely quilt!
I often feel like you about blogging. I want to do a post, but just don't know what to write. I think we shouldn't worry. The blogging is for fun.
Have a great weekend!

Satu said...

You have done a gorgeous quilt this month! And the fabric choice is just perfect for the Hook!

Stephanie said...

Screams Summer to me. Filled with color and I really like the background "print." Wondering about patterns that called for special rulers so is this a pattern you cut using the angles on a "regular" ruler?

Cheryl said...

Carrie taught this quilt at our Miss Rosie's Club last month. I was fascinated by the ruler. Love your version!

Needled Mom said...

That is gorgeous. I love your bright colors and the background fabric for it is perfect - in spite of the troubles.

Candace said...

Wow - you sure know how to pick fabrics, Michele! This is just stunning. Fantastic! Hee....I have had those blogging feelings ever since we retired! But I take breaks and always come back! By the way - I am finally able to comment inside Bloglovin!

Denise in PA said...

Wow, Michelle, this is so cool! I love it! I know what you mean about the blogging thing. I took about a two month break over the holidays - just didn't feel like it and too busy. But, now I'm pretty much back! It ebbs and flows.

Judy said...

Awesome job on Hook!

Izzy said...

Oh Michele, it's stunning. You are right, the fabric you chose is absolutely perfect. The background allows the pinwheels to really pop. What a wonderful little top!

Dee said...

I love your Hook! I really want to make this quilt - especially after seeing yours. I'm going to buy the pattern, but have got to get some machine quilting done this month rather than make another quilt. It's very tempting though. Did you have any problem with the bias edges stretching?

Sherry said...

Your quilt is great, I love how the fabrics stand out with the background. I have been experiencing the same thing when it comes to blogging.

LynCC said...

Fun quilt! I hate it when I flip tone-on-tones backwards like that, but how cute that your geometry son was interested in the angles. :)

Houseelf said...

Don't worry sometimes real life has a way of needing to be prioritised over blogging. :-) I have been away for a couple of weeks trying to meet deadlines.

Your quilt is gorgeous. At 1st look I was thinking it was made from squares with complicated piecing and then I saw it was all in triangles. Beautiful! Yes it reminds me of pin wheels at the beach shops here. (I would secretly like some but was told I would need to accompany a child for cover to buy them.)